QUEENS — Eleven people were hurt — including five seriously — when a car slammed into a school bus carrying students in Jamaica Tuesday morning, officials said.
The children, who attend various Queens schools, were on the bus that had stopped at a traffic light at Liberty Avenue and 183rd Street when it was hit by a car about 7:30 a.m., a Department of Education spokeswoman said.
Everyone on board, including the nine students, the bus driver and a matron, were treated at Long Island Jewish Hospital, the spokeswoman said.
Five people suffered serious injuries in the crash, but were listed in stable condition, an FDNY spokeswoman said.
Another six were taken to the hospital and treated for minor injuries, fire officials said.
It was not immediately clear if any children were among those who were seriously injured or if anyone in the car was injured.
The NYPD did not have any information about the incident.
"We are closely monitoring this situation," DOE spokeswoman Marge Feinberg said.